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Supporting Derby and Derbyshire Primary Care and CCG Staff

This page highlights library services and resources that might be useful for Derby and Derbyshire primary care and CCG staff.


Many high quality evidence-based resources are available free of charge, and can be accessed after registering for an OpenAthens account. If you need help with anything on this page, just get in touch!


Chloe Turner

Primary Care Librarian



I can help ALL staff groups with:

  • Finding articles and other e-resources

  • OpenAthens registration

  • Literature and evidence searching

  • Setting up regular bulletins and current awareness alerts to help you stay up-to-date

  • Group and one-to-one training sessions on topics such as finding the evidence using a variety of electronic resources, critical appraisal, reflective writing, writing for publication and study skills

  • Supporting students on placement or apprenticeships

  • Supporting staff who are also studying or doing CPD

  • Support practice training needs

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NHS OpenAthens is the single username and password for nearly all the library resources purchased for NHS staff. Register here if you haven't already.

Use Primary care and CCG staff in Derbyshire as your organisation.

Literature and Evidence Searching

If you would like me to run an in-depth literature or evidence search, I can search databases such as Medline, Embase and CINAHL on your behalf. I will discuss and devise a search strategy based on your search topic or research question and then send you a list of useful and relevant articles.

There are three levels of searches. Choose from:

  • Focused search

This option provides targeted results on one specific question. It can be used to find the most up-to-date information (e.g., the most recent systematic reviews on your chosen subject) or the top few articles on a specific topic. I’ll typically provide a small, focused number of citations within 5 working days. Priority will be given to searches directly related to patient care.

  • Comprehensive search

This option is suitable for: scoping research, clinical queries, and supporting developments in services (e.g., guidelines and protocols). It can also be used for non-clinical topics (e.g., medical education, ethics, service delivery, and the perspective of individuals and groups). I typically provide the sifted results within 10 working days.

  • Systematic review support

A high-level, in-depth search which collates all available information on a topic. (e.g., researching an intervention and its effectiveness). I typically provide the unsifted results within 15 working days.



Group and one-to-one training are available to all primary care and CCG staff in Derbyshire in-person or via Microsoft Teams.

Sessions include:

  • Finding the evidence

  • Literature searching

  • Health literacy

  • Reflective writing

  • Academic writing

  • Writing for publication

  • Critical appraisal 

Email me to arrange a training session or check out the Health Education Derbyshire training events calendar.


Check out the UHDB library pages on this site for more information and self-guided training on effective literature searching, referencing and citations, and critical appraisal.

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e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies.

Modules include:

  • Literature Searching

  • Health Literacy

  • Critical Appraisal

  • Reflective Practice

Also thousands of clinical modules such as Asthma in Adults/Children, Audiology, Cervical Screening, Supporting Carers in General Practice, etc.


Point of Care and Quick Search


NHS Knowledge and Library Hub has been designed to connect NHS staff and learners to knowledge and evidence resources in one place.


Clinical Knowledge Summaries are concise, accessible summaries of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice for primary care practitioners organised by topic or specialty. Each topic is summarised and covers diagnosis, management, background information and prescribing information (if relevant).

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BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool that takes you quickly and accurately to the latest evidence-based information on symptom evaluation, differential diagnosis, test ordering and treatment approach.


The Trip Pro database is a clinical search engine designed to help you find and use high-quality research evidence to support practice and care. Around 70% of journal articles in Trip Pro link to full-text article to help save you time.


Healthcare Databases
for In-Depth Searching


Produced by the Health Care Information Service of the British Library, AMED is a specialised bibliographic database designed for physicians, therapists, medical researchers, historians, and clinicians looking to learn more about alternative and allied therapies and related subjects.



BNI is a UK nursing, midwifery and community healthcare database covering UK journals and other English language titles including international nursing and midwifery journals as well as selective content from medical, allied health, and management titles.



Cochrane Library contains different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.



CINAHL indexes nursing and allied health literature available including nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association. The database is particularly useful for nurses, allied health professionals, researchers, nurse educators and students.



Embase is a current and comprehensive pharmacological and biomedical database containing around 10 million documents from 1974 to date. Embase covers the whole world’s biomedical literature whilst concentrating in particular on European sources. The emphasis of the database is on the pharmacological effects of drugs and chemicals.



Emcare is a nursing and allied health database designed for practice, research, or education. It includes access to nearly 5 million records dating back to 1995.


HMIC brings together the bibliographic database of two UK health and social care management organizations: the Department of Health's Library and Information Services (DH-Data) and King’s Fund Information and Library Service. HMIC is an invaluable source of information for health care administrators and managers.



Medline is a bibliographic database of over 25 million records from over 5,000 journals, dating back to 1946. There is an emphasis on clinical medicine, dentistry, and biomedical research, but there is also coverage of nursing, chemistry and pharmacology, biological and physical sciences, microbiology, nutrition, health care delivery and social sciences.


With over 3.5 million records dating back to 1887, PsycINFO covers the behavioural sciences and mental health, with references to papers, chapters, and dissertations, relevant to psychiatry, medicine, management, social science, neuroscience, law and social work.


SPP is a bibliographic database for those working or studying in the health and social care sectors, bringing together information from AgeInfo (Centre for Policy on Ageing), National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Planex (IDOX Information Service), Social Care Online (Social Care Institute for Excellence) and ChildData (National Children’s Bureau). SPP contains over 400,000 bibliographic records and abstracts dating from 1981.


E-Books and E-Journals


BrowZine Library – Find a Journal

Use BrowZine to easily find, read, and monitor thousands of scholarly journals available to you via the NHS Library and Knowledge Hub.

Collections include BMJ Journals, Health Research Premium and PsycARTICLES from ProQuest and Psychology and Behavioural Sciences from EBSCO.

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Kortext eBook collections

E-books on a range of clinical and other subjects, including equality and diversity, and sustainability. Titles include: General Practice Cases at a Glance, Children and Young People’s Nursing Skills at a Glance, Communication in Nursing and Healthcare.


Oxford Medicine Online

Over 130 full-text e-books, including Oxford Handbooks, Oxford Textbooks and Emergencies in series. Titles include: Oxford Handbook of General Practice and Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing.


Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines

Prescribing guidelines for mental health practitioners